How to Paint Wall Murals
Before you start painting your mural, you should have a strong idea of what you want to do. Make a preliminary sketch of the design, and then begin to apply the paint. Initially, you should practice on a small scale, and then move onto a larger piece. You will need different types of brushes, such as a flat brush, an artist’s brush, and a sponge roller for large areas.
A quality acrylic mural paint is best for the entire mural, but you may not want to use it for all areas of the wall. However, ordinary household paint is fine for blocking. Once you’ve painted the mural, you’ll need to use a matte or eggshell finish to minimize reflections. Once the painting is complete, you should coat the mural in a clear varnish to protect it from dust and sticky fingers.
The next step is to prepare the surface of the wall. After smoothing the surface with a sponge, you should apply primer to the wall. Once the primer has dried, the mural should be applied. It will take at least two to three coats of paint. Once the mural has been painted, the next step is to fill in the doodle. While it may look spotty on the first coat, don’t be discouraged. Continue to apply a few more coats to the wall until the desired effect is achieved.